CHODOWIECKI, Daniel Nikolaus
(b. 1726, Danzig, d. 1801, Berlin)

The Lying-in Room (1)

Oil on pine, 30 x 24 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Two intimate scenes by Daniel Chodowiecki of a young mother in childbed show the light touch of one of Germany's most deft painters of the later-eighteenth-century domestic scene. In the first, the mother must receive visitors; in the second she may rejoice in their absence.